RealClearSports
Advertisement

Why Wrigley Field Must Be Destroyed

Getty Images

Having not won a World Series since 1908, and having last appeared on that stage in 1945—a war year in which the professional leagues were still populated by has-beens and freaks—the Chicago Cubs must contemplate the only solution that might restore the team to glory: Tear down Wrigley Field.

Destroy it. Annihilate it. Collapse it with the sort of charges that put the Sands Hotel out of its misery in Vegas. Implosion or explosion, get rid of it. That pile of quaintness has to go. Not merely the structure, but the ground on which it stands.

I'm a Roman, and to me, the expanse between Waveland and Addison on Chicago's North Side is Carthage. The struts and concessions, the catwalk where the late broadcaster Harry Caray once greeted me with all the...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Prospect Still Seeking That One At-Bat

Walter Villa, Miami Herald - September 24, 2012

It was estimated that nearly 18,000 men have played Major League Baseball, and only one, Adam Greenberg, had his career end on the first pitch. More than seven years later, Greenberg is trying to get back that opportunity that... more »

Extra! Extra! Incredible Orioles Do It Again

Dan Connolly, Baltimore Sun - September 20, 2012

It was just a matter of time before Adam Jones picked up his 30th homer of the season. Jones hit a full-count slider over the left field wall in the 11th inning on Wednesday to give the Orioles a 3-1 victory and their first sweep... more »

Howard's Blast Keeps Phils' Dreams Alive

Matthew Leach, mlb.com - September 20, 2012

To do something historic, you need a few little miracles. This certainly qualified. Ryan Howard taking Josh Edgin deep is at least a small miracle, if not even some class of sorcery. Edgin, who had dominated left-handed hitters ... more »

Old Hands Put Yanks in 1st Place Alone

David Waldstein, New York Times - September 20, 2012

During a simulated tour of the American League East, Andy Pettitte pitched in empty stadiums in St. Petersburg, Fla., Baltimore and Boston, all the while aching to be part of a real game in a stadium packed with boisterous... more »

Red Sox Need To Act Quickly

Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe - September 20, 2012

Once this season ends, the Red Sox need to make a quick decision on whether to keep or fire Bobby Valentine, and if the answer is that he’s gone, they need to make an equally quick decision on who replaces him. The team can... more »